Method and apparatus for providing hot and cold massage

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 7211057
APP PUB NO 20050209537A1
SERIAL NO

10805033

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The massage device has a housing, which includes a massage head integral with the housing. The massage head has a first massaging surface. A heating element, integral with the housing, is positioned sufficiently proximate to the first massaging surface to raise a temperature of the first massaging surface above ambient temperature. The massage device also includes a massage head cover formed to engage the massage head, said massage head cover comprising a second massaging surface and a freezable material.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
BROOKSTONE PURCHASING, INC.MERRIMACK, NH143

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Burout, Charles J Bedford, NH 11 63
Geringer, Joseph Merrimack, NH 32 435
Gleason, J Neil Milford, NH 6 46
Harris, Jr Kenneth David Hollis, NH 49 833
Newcomer, Jay D Manchester, NH 3 40
Schwartz, Steven H Bedford, NH 20 215
Woodward, M Rufus Boston, MA 1 7

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DAITO ELECTRIC MACHINE INDUSTRY COMPANY LIMITED (1)
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INTERACTIVE HEALTH, LLC (1)
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KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA (1)
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AHN, SHIN YOUNG (1)
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Biopit Co., Ltd. (1)
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WATER PIK, INC. (1)
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Yonitech Laboratories Ltd. (1)
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HoMedics, Inc. (6)
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TENSHO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES CO.,LTD. (1)
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BROOKSTONE PURCHASING, INC. (9)
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D438308 Hand held massager with rotatable head 7 1999
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D476746 Hand-held massager 6 2002
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WELLNESS INNOVATIONS CORP. (4)
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THUMPER MASSAGER INC. (1)
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Chininis Product Development Group LLC (1)
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WINDMERE CORPORATION (1)
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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (2)
8262592 Fluid dispenser 9 2008
9066778 Massage device having a heat reservoir 1 2014
 
BROOKSTONE PURCHASING, INC. (1)
D617000 Percussive massager 5 2008
 
GOOD FORTUNE 5, LLC (1)
9889066 Massaging device having a heat sink 0 2014
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